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East County Athlete of the Week: Corin Mohammadbhoy

The Braden River High girls track and field senior won the triple jump at the Palmetto Invitational.

Braden River High senior Corin Mohammadbhoy.
Braden River High senior Corin Mohammadbhoy.
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Corin Mohammadbhoy is a senior on the Braden River High girls track and field team. Mohammadbhoy won the triple jump (34 feet, 9 inches) and placed second in the high jump (4 feet, 7.75 inches) at the Palmetto Invitational, held April 18 at Palmetto High. Mohammadbhoy also helped the Braden River 4x100 meter relay to a third-place finish (53.65 seconds). 

When did you start competing in track and field?

I started my freshman year. I did gymnastics for 10 years before then, but I had some injuries and decided to try track instead. I loved it right away. 

What is the appeal to you?

I like the community of track. I have great teammates and coaches. I also like doing a sport outside (instead of indoor gymnastics). And I can run and jump. 

What is your favorite event?

The high jump is for sure my favorite. I have been doing it for four years now. It is my most consistent event, which has made me more confident in it. I can focus the most when I'm doing it. It has gone well this year. I've matched my personal record (5 feet) three times. 

Did you add any new events this season?

I added the triple jump. I wanted to add another field event to balance out my running events. Triple jump is definitely a more complex event (than the high jump). You have to jump from a certain point or it doesn’t count. You have to get the timing exactly right. 

What is your favorite memory?

It is probably helping to break the school 4x100 meter relay record my freshman year (at the Riverview High Invitational). I had just joined the sport, and realizing me and my teammates could do that well made me want to continue with it. 

What are your goals for the rest of the season?

I want to be the district champ in the high jump and hit 5 feet, 2 inches. 

What is your favorite food?

Anything from Chipotle, but my usual order is a burrito with white rice, steak, pico, sour cream, guacamole and lettuce. 

What is your favorite school subject?

I like being involved in our Student Government Association. I like the community that we have. We get to spread school spirit and help at events. It's a lot of fun. 

What are your hobbies?

I always love hanging by the pool or going to the beach. I like going on long car rides. But I also like staying home and watching movies. My all-time favorite is "White Chicks."

Which super power would you pick?

I would pick being able to fly. I could go anywhere I wanted way quicker.

What is the best advice you have received?

Don’t take criticism from anyone you wouldn’t take advice from. A lot of the time, people aren’t going to believe in you. You just need to believe in yourself. 

Finish this sentence: "Corin Mohammadbhoy is … "

Shy, until you get to know me.



Ryan Kohn

Ryan Kohn is the sports editor for Sarasota and East County and a Missouri School of Journalism graduate. He was born and raised in Olney, Maryland. His biggest inspirations are Wright Thompson and Alex Ovechkin. His strongest belief is that mint chip ice cream is unbeatable.

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